Fox Wants a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revival, But Not Without Joss Whedon

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Does Buffy Summers have it in her to return again from the lifeless a 3rd time? Fox thinks so. On the INTV Convention in Jerusalem, Fox boss Gary Newman spoke brazenly about his want to deliver again Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“I feel in case you look in our library, Buffy might be probably the most ripe present we’ve got for bringing again,” Newman stated, in line with Selection.

“It is one thing we speak about often, and Joss Whedon is admittedly one of many biggest creators we ever labored with,” Newman continued. “When Joss decides it is time, we’ll do it. And till Joss decides it is time, it will not occur.”

Fox has introduced again 24, Jail Break and The X-Information within the newest revival growth. Different lately revived exhibits embrace Gilmore Women, Arrested Improvement, The Comeback, Roseanne, Will & Grace and Murphy Brown.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which premiered 21 years in the past on The WB and was based mostly on Whedon’s film of the identical identify, starred Sarah Michelle Gellar because the titular character, a younger lady with particular talents tasked with defending the world from all types of demons and supernatural forces. The present ran for seven years throughout The WB and UPN and continued as a comic book ebook collection each written and sanctioned by Whedon.

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The forged reunited for the present’s twentieth anniversary and advised Leisure Weekly their ideas on a revival.

“At a sure level, when issues are magical, you do not need to return and Godfather III it—proper?” Gellar informed EW in 2017. “I am positive the followers are extremely dissatisfied to listen to that reply, however I feel they’d be extra dissatisfied if we created one thing and it did not stay as much as the expectation as a result of the expectation is so extremely excessive. And I really like that it could possibly reside in comedian type and graphic novels. There are such a lot of worlds it could actually reside in.”

Whedon indicated there’s extra story to inform, however would he need to inform it?

“Every thing kind of finds its approach again someplace,” he informed EW in 2017. “I have been making an attempt intentionally to maneuver ahead and do one thing slightly bit totally different. However yeah, the good factor is everyone seems nice, and the opposite great point is the present is about rising up. If we did it with these guys, they’d be the age they principally are. They’d in all probability play just a little youthful as a result of they will do this. However yeah, you’d see someone going by means of their life at a unique stage.”

Gellar lately celebrated #SlayDay, the day Buffy premiered again in 1997, with an Instagram tribute to the character she helped make well-known. “I do not assume it is a coincidence that the anniversary of #btvs is identical week as #internationalwomensday,” Gellar wrote. “I’ve all the time believed that the world is modified by your instance, not by your opinion. We’ve got all discovered rather a lot from Buffy, and one of the best half is, that by no means ends. Any more, we cannot simply face our fears, we’ll search them out. We’ll discover them, and minimize their hearts out one after the other. There is just one factor on earth extra highly effective than evil, and that is us.'”

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